Everything Happens for a Reason
In this profound poem, the author explores the purposeful encounters and challenges that shape our lives. It highlights the transformative power of unexpected connections, the lessons learned from hardships, and the importance of self-belief. Through its evocative words, the poem urges us to embrace the present, learn from the past, and create a life without regrets.
Everything Happens for a Reason
Sometimes people come into your life
and you know right away that they were meant to be there,
to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson,
or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become.
You never know who these people may be. Possibly your roommate or neighbour,
professor or long lost friend, lover, or even a complete stranger.
but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment
they will affect your life in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you
that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first,
but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles
you would have never realized your potential, strength, willpower, or heart.
Everything happens for a reason.
Nothing happens by chance or by means of good luck.
Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness,
and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul.
Without these small tests, whatever they may be,
life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.
It would be safe and comfortable,
but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet who affect your life,
and the success and downfalls you experience,
help to create who you
are and who you become.
Even the bad experiences can be learned from.
In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.
If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart forgive them,
for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to when you open your heart.
If someone loves you,
love them back unconditionally,
Not only because they love you, but because in a way,
they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.
Make every day count.
Appreciate every moment and take from those moments
everything that you possibly can
for you may never be able to experience it again.
Talk to people that you have never talked to before,
and actually listen.
Walk the footsteps of a stranger
and you’ll learn things you never know.
Let yourself fall in love, break free,
and set your sights high.
Hold your head up because
you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great individual
and believe in yourself,
for if you don’t believe in yourself,
it will be hard for others to believe in you.
You can make of your life anything you wish.
Create your own life and then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.
“The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.”
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June 16, 2009 @ 10:15 am
hi very nice message……….
this message will be inspirational to every one.
and this true “everything happen for a reason”.
June 16, 2009 @ 10:26 am
I want the music back or I will unscribe.
June 16, 2009 @ 11:13 am
This is so right and it has made my day.
Thank you. Keep sending these lovely e-mails.
June 16, 2009 @ 3:24 pm
merci pour les messages………………………….
June 16, 2009 @ 7:02 pm
love this poem very true everyone we come across we do meet for some reason some we will never know why but theres a reason to learn to trust and to care thankyou for such wonderful inspirational poems love them they help make my day friend carol
June 16, 2009 @ 9:41 pm
Very inspiring words and keep the pages going
June 17, 2009 @ 2:41 am
June 17, 2009 @ 3:13 am
Beautiful meaning indeed. Many thanks for the inspiration. God bless. Yvonne
June 17, 2009 @ 4:54 am
That reminds me rainbows only appear across the horizon after a rainfall… and the fresh air that comes with it… alhamdulillahi Rabbila alameen…
Onuorah Nneka Mary
June 17, 2009 @ 6:47 am
Oh! This is a hidden treasure that I have found. Believing in yourself. Thanks.
June 18, 2009 @ 4:44 am
Most inspiring to why i think other people are present here & though u will not meet everyone u should know the people u meet is not by chance.Cheers to all
June 18, 2009 @ 3:50 pm
I AM A FIRM BELIEVER IN THIS
June 19, 2009 @ 7:07 am
So true. All things work 2gether 4 good, for those who love God and who are called according to his purpose. Do you love God? If yes, then ALL things will work out for your good.
June 19, 2009 @ 9:17 am
June 21, 2009 @ 10:14 pm
ONLY BELIEVE IN GOD
June 22, 2009 @ 1:42 am
It is very true. Love to read it over and over
June 23, 2009 @ 11:58 am
I love that . i’av experienced disappointment in my relationship which i decided not enter into any form of relationship again but this word of inspiration has adviced me alot. thanks be to God and the producers.
June 27, 2009 @ 4:28 pm
This is a very powerful true & meaningful poem. l really love it.
June 30, 2009 @ 9:02 am
This is a powerful message that need to be meditating on daily
July 6, 2009 @ 10:25 pm
very nice words but I would like it better if you still had the music.
September 2, 2009 @ 12:10 am
i really love to print this message… and post in my room so that i can read it everyday.. every minute.. thank you for posting this kind of message. i think god is the one send this…?thank you..
January 31, 2010 @ 1:19 pm
very beautiful and inspiring message!!!!!
January 31, 2010 @ 2:49 pm
I love the inspirational and romantic messages…..hate the music. Thank you and keep them coming.
January 31, 2010 @ 3:40 pm
There can be only ONE Shirley and I am honored to know and call you friend. always & forever Larry
Elizabeth M. Wright
January 31, 2010 @ 4:05 pm
If everything were perfection, how would you know happiness ??? What would you compare it to ???
Of course I don’t like pain, unhappiness, and rejection, but I know that JESUS is always waiting for me to turn to Him for answers and comfort. I really think it does make you stronger in your faith. Don’t you???
May GOD bless you, always reader… Blessings, Elizabeth W.
February 1, 2010 @ 12:22 am
I LOVED IT! THAT S TRUE, THINGS ALWAYS HAPPENS FOR SOMETHING..
February 1, 2010 @ 10:28 am
Yes, you are right everything happens for a reason, Its really inspiring. Thanks for the message.
February 2, 2010 @ 6:39 am
oh my God, where frm dis wonderful message. i had a broken heart few days ago. am really inspired with this lovely message.
Elizabeth M. Wright
February 3, 2010 @ 7:58 pm
Couldn’t help saying this to everybody…
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY !!!
Blessings… Elizabeth W.
February 4, 2010 @ 6:34 am
Great thing to know “Everything Happens For A Reason”. May all be blessed.
February 5, 2010 @ 4:25 am
It’s so wonderful and amazing! Indeed! ‘Everything happens for a reason’. I thank God for this wonderful message. You’re a great writer!!
February 5, 2010 @ 4:32 am
It’s wonderful and amazing! Indeed ‘Everything hapens for a reason!
I thank God fot that wonderful message!
March 20, 2010 @ 12:33 am
wow, truly great,,who made this poem?…very true indeed..everyday i read these poems..encourage me to go on my journey,,coz i was on my half way journey to success, but somethings wrong, i fall…but when i read this, indeed EVeRYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON…i know why god made these…thanks for you who made this poem…
T A Ramesh
June 16, 2010 @ 8:28 am
Meaningful message to read and think about!
June 16, 2010 @ 10:21 am
June 16, 2010 @ 10:42 am
THANK YOU FOR THE TRUE FACT OF GOD OUR FATHER’S MESSAGE, MICHAEL D. WELLS GAVE ME BACK WHAT I HAD LOST, THE LOVE OF HAVING SOMEONE TO SHARE LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS AND WE ARE GOING FORWARD WITH THE GREAT STRENTH FROM GOD, MY HUSBAND DIED IN 06 AND I HAD LOST ALL FEELING OF LOVE OFOR LIFE, IN OCTOBER 09, I ASK GOD , FATHER I AM SO LONELY AND LOST IF IT’D YOUR WILL WITH TEARS I ASK HIM TO PUT SOMEONE IN MY LIFE THAT I AND HE COULD LOVE AND RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER AND A FEW WEEKS LATER NOVEMBER,11,09, MIKE IS FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY BUT WE HAVE BEEN HERE ONLINE FROM THAT DAY AND WILL KEEP BEING HERE ONLINE FOR ONE ANOTHER, AND WE ARE SO WAITING PATIENLY FOR HIM TO BE ABLE TO COME HOME AND BE TOGETHER FOREVER AS ONE, AND THANK YOU FATHER FOR THIS SECOND CHANCE OF LOVE AND LIFE WITH SOMEONE I LOVE WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL AND I AM SO GRATEFULTO OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN FOR MY LIFE WITH MIKE THE MAN I AM SO PROUD OF FOR FIGHTING FOR OUR COUNTRY, IN IRAQ MY LOVE MICHAEL WELLS MY LIFE.
June 16, 2010 @ 11:31 am
Inspiring and wonderful message. Thanks
June 16, 2010 @ 5:45 pm
the reasons are unknown all is up to god of the universe,, sometimes we try to change the inevitable,,, and run against a brick wall.. as we allow the universe to unfold as it should,,, we learn all these important facts of living , how to love how to forgive and how to pull up our socks and go on ,, to a lovlier life.. as we giv we are given to,,time teaches us the spirit of individuality and personal success we will all learn through pain heartache kindness and happiness to ,, persevere and we WILL be that which we are ment to be…i truely enjoy and embrace this message
Elizabeth M. Wright
June 17, 2010 @ 7:15 pm
Soniye: What a meaningful story about the smart teacher and her students. I enjoyed
it and it was a good lesson… Thanks…
To anyone: If by chance you cannot get the music, hum to yourself a little song…
it works… Have fun… off tune or not, it doesn’t matter… just hummmm.
“Everything happens for a reason.” Sometimes I just don’t understand why things
happen, but GOD knows…
Blessings… Elizabeth W.
September 13, 2010 @ 10:19 am
I am 89 yrs old this month and I am not very good with the computer, but I got on your web and I am so glad that I did, because you are a blessing to me and all the loving words I read are truly inspirational,
Thank you and God bless you all.
September 13, 2010 @ 5:41 pm
FOR EVERY PAIN THAT WE MUST BEAR, FOR EVERY BURDEN, EVERY CARE,
THERE IS A REASON!
FOR EVERY GRIEF THAT BOWS THE HEAD, FOR EVERY TEAR DROP THAT IS SHED,
THERE IS A REASON!
BUT IF WE TRUST GOD AS WE SHOULD, IT WILL ALL WORK FOR GOOD,
GOD ALMIGHTY KNOWS THE REASON.!!!!!!
sILVER bELLE: Mississippi
September 14, 2010 @ 2:09 am
This is SO VERY TRUE. Even if we don’t understand at time. I am 1 in 15 (my docs stat) who survived an idiopathic brain aneurysm. I am in an ‘assisted living’ 30 min. from my mothers house & the detached apt. she has. I am 58 & every here is over 75. However there TRULY IS a reason for everything. *I firmly believe in the Grace of God. (“Amazing Grace” is my favorite hymn & I know the story behind it) How I wish I had a copier. I don’t even know how I found this site. THANK U MUCHLY.
September 14, 2010 @ 11:17 am
SWEET ANGEL..OH…NICE NAME FOR FAVOURITE PEOPLE..LUCKY U R.WELL MYSELF IS NOT LUCKY TILL NOW.I AM LOOKING FOR REALLY A GOOD ANGEL IN SOMEWHERE WHERE..WHERE MONSTERS LIVE AND MAKE ILLEGAL MONEY.CAN U FIND ME SOME BODY WHO REALLY CARES FOR REAL LITTLE ANGELS?GOD BLESS AMERICA FROM FAKE SLUT ANGELS N LET US CREATE NICE ,DECENT N CLEAN AMERICA THEN WE ALL CAN ENJOY AMERICA., AS A REAL GOOD COUNTRY WHICH CAN KICK OUT ALL BS..N BLDS.AMEN.
September 18, 2010 @ 5:14 pm
very inspiring and so much appreciated! a big big thanks for this wonderful message.. continue doing an inspiring message like this one. godbless!
sonja de Bleye
September 19, 2010 @ 3:31 am
Voor mijn allerliefste engel op deze aarde
dat ben jij mijn lieveke,nu,morgen en voor altijd…..
December 1, 2010 @ 9:30 am
May 2, 2011 @ 10:37 pm
There is a lonesome heart somewhere that needs a lift, I am reaching out as the thunder and lightening is really acting up right outside my glass only a couple of feet to my left, of course you cannot hear or see what I am wittnessing, but it is quite a storm! This is the lake side, so we never placed blinds, we wanted the view whis is very pretty, the lake and high bridge so the ships can go under it, the bridge of I-210 is across the lake to re join I-10 and on through Texas, NM, and ARIZ into Los Angles!!! Hope that you are happy , safe and confortable, and that the LORD is with you and you are at peace with the world, God bless you and yours, HE is FAITHFUL and will bless and care for you, if I can be help let me know, I will do what I can, thanks for being a part of my life, God bless you and maranatha!!! I love you all in Christ, read John 3:3 understand it then go to John 3:16 and accept HIM with all your heart and if I do not see you here soon, I will see you in HEAVEN… love you all…
July 25, 2011 @ 4:08 pm
John Mulliniks That is certainly a message from the heart and I agree with every word you typed. Yes it is GOD that send things into our lives that helps us grow and learn to nourish others.We need to have pain to appreciate good health, make mistakes that teaches to set goals to do better along life’s patyhway.
Elizabeth M. Wright
July 25, 2011 @ 5:47 pm
WHEN I WAS IN PAIN FOR 5 DAYS … THEN GOT BETTER, I LEARNED TO BE MUCH MORE COMPASSIONATE TO OTHERS… AND STILL AM. PRAISE THE LORD !!! (there was a reason.)
Blessings… Elizabeth W.
November 13, 2011 @ 2:55 pm
2.2 John 1:5
And now, dear lady,
I am not writing? you a new command but one we have had from the beginning.
I ask that we love one another.
November 13, 2011 @ 5:13 pm
I have had a couple of wake up calls recently, infact I left a message for a friend and actually wrote these words “everything happens for a reason” then minutes later this appeared in my hotmail messages…. I believe it was a message from god telling me I will be fine, I just need to open my heart and receive help which Im not very good at.
Just wanted to share that with everyone
Love & Light
November 13, 2011 @ 8:29 pm
i belive iam not a shame too say it has great maining in life let god have his way
November 13, 2011 @ 11:08 pm
We are in the God’s hands…for me is only …reason!
November 14, 2011 @ 8:13 am
its true, eveything happens for a reason, just always have faith in him.
November 15, 2011 @ 1:54 am
Yes, everything happens for a reason, so let God have his way on people who pretended to be innocent and keep feeling innocent and keep blaming other people of a crime, and keep destroying other relationship apart from the past ? and if guilty let come to the open. After all money is not everything. its all about humility, love, respect,confession, forgiveness and acceptance that counts. coz i’m not born to hurt people, im here to help. but if i’m taken for granted, mocked and disrespected by someone i’ve forgiven? then i give it all to God.
November 18, 2011 @ 11:49 am
After reading this, I had to send it to all of my very special friends and loved ones, and family especially. I have had the most beautiful woman come into my life and become a part of it for 25 yrs. The most wonderful 25 years that any man can be blessed by. Last month, September, God came and took her home. No more pain and no more suffering. She had had cancer in her lungs but not the kind that needed surgery, just medication. She was a very strong woman, and set in her ways. She was and still is my angel. Her mother had died from cancer @ 35yrs, her father also died from cancer, cancer runs in her family, and she would have been 71 beautiful yrs old this coming February, as I will be 70 in the same month. We used to joke that after her birthday I would have to respect my elders gain. I know she is watching over me and our family and one day we will be together again. I can feel here with me very day. I miss her sooooo very much.
Elizabeth M. Wright
November 18, 2011 @ 5:22 pm
RICHARD…I WILL SAY A PRAYER FOR YOU AND ANOTHER PRAYER FOR YOUR WIFE IN HEAVEN.
LAST MONTH GOD CAME AND WELCOMED MY BELOVED HUSBAND INTO HIS KINGDOM WITH LOVE.
MY HUSBAND ALSO PUT UP A HEROIC FIGHT, BUT GOD WANTED TO END ALL HIS SUFFERING AND
LET HIM HAVE PEACE. I MISS HIM SO. BUT KNOW MY LOVE WOULD NOT WANT
ME TO MORN FOREVER. I FEEL HIM WITH ME A LOT AND SO DO HIS LOVING CHILDREN.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS…
RESPECTFULLY… ELIZABETH W.
April 15, 2012 @ 1:18 am
Does this mean that my wife who died from cancer and suffered horribly was part of God’s plan. If so God is not that merciful, is he? I think this is a fucked up way of thinking.
April 16, 2012 @ 9:05 am
Elizabeth…First of all, I’d like to say how much I enjoy reading your messages, they are so heartfelt, genuine and warm, you are alot like my own mother. I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing, keep the faith in “GOD ALMIGHTY” he is our greatest treasure!! Elizabeth, my dad passed away 11 years ago, and my mom would always say the rosary and many other prayers for him, she says that prayers help our departed loved ones, they need our prayers for salvation!!
January 31, 2013 @ 2:14 pm
i like this
Brother Alvin Roy,
April 6, 2013 @ 12:09 pm
I think it is awesome and has great Wisdom …Please read it with an open mind….Then turn it over to “God” He will walk you through it…An May God’s Blessings Be Upon Everyone reading This. Amen. In Jesus name. Brother Alvin Roy,
August 10, 2013 @ 9:46 am
WE CONTRIBUTE TO WHAT HAPPENS TO US.
May 12, 2016 @ 10:09 pm
Everything Happens for a Reason (TEXT)
Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there…to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson or help figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be but you lock eyes with them, you know that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.
And sometimes things happen to you at the time that may seem horrible, painful and unfair, but in reflection you realize that without overcoming those obstacles you would never realize your potential, strength, will power or heart.
Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test limits of your soul.
Without these small tests, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere; safe and comfortable but dull and utterly pointless.
The people you meet affect your life. The successes and downfalls that you experience can create whom you are, and the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact they are probably the most poignant and important ones. If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them because they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart.
If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but also because they are teaching you to love and open your heart and eyes to little things. Make every day count. Appreciate everything that you possibly can, for you may never experience it again.
Talk to people whom you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to.
Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you. Create your own life and then go out and live it.
Share this with anyone whom you believe
has made a difference in your life!
Written By: Author Unknown
“If you take your eyes off your goals, all you see is obstacles.”
Please send this powerful message to at least 10 people.
May 16, 2016 @ 1:35 pm
This is definitely very Inspirational and this is how God brings us closer to Him and encourages us to go forth trusting that whatever the reason we will find out. A very powerful message.
November 7, 2017 @ 3:22 pm
this is so true
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June 14, 2018 @ 12:15 pm
everything happens for a reason my grandmother taught me long ago we do not question Gods work, for he knows all, there a reason and a season for everything